SGS SA is engages in the provision of inspection, verification, testing, certification and quality assurance services. It operates through the following segments: Connectivity & Products (C&P); Health & Nutrition (H&N); Industries & Environment (I&E); Natural Resources (NR); Knowledge (Kn). The Connectivity & Products segment includes Electrical and Electronic goods, Softlines, Hardlines and Trade Facilitation. The Health & Nutrition segment includes Food, Crop Science, Health Science and Cosmetics & Hygiene. The Industries & Environment segment includes Field Services and Inspection, Technical Assessment and Advisory, Industrial and Public Health & Safety, Environmental Testing and Public Mandates. The Natural Resources segment includes Trade and Inspection of minerals, oil and gas and agricultural commodities, Laboratory Testing, Metallurgy and Consulting and Market Intelligence. The Knowledge segment includes Management System Certification, Customized Audits, Consulting and Academy. The company was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.